North Yorkshire Police have launched an awareness campaign to target bogus callers and help prevent distraction burglaries. As part of the campaign the Police advise;

Bogus callers may pose as water, electricity or gas-board workers, council workers or even police officers so they can steal money or property from your home. You can prevent this type of crime if you take precautions.

To reduce the risk of becoming a victim of this crime, remember the following four steps:

  • LOCK all doors – even when you are at home
  • STOP before you open the door, ask them who they are
  • CHAIN – always use a door chain or spy hole
  • NOT sure who they are? Don’t open the door!

ALWAYS ask the caller for their identification, and check it, before letting them in. Use the phone number in the phone book, not the one on their identity card.

The campaign is centred around the video shown below, if you wish to read more on the campaign you can see it here

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